seein’ thru these cats 📷 @chudo_nomi
this almost made me cry. here’s a picture of my mom in a mall in sacramento, standing in line to buy an essentials t-shirt her son made... a reminder that the people who love and support you, love and support you. the people that have you, actually really have you... and the people that “got you” ...still don’t get it. “My momma told me never throw a stone and hide your hand. I got a lot of family, you got a lot of fans. That's why the people got my back like the Verizon man” #jayelectronica
Joshua 10:24-25 🏁
#repost @teyanataylor in our #sixthcollection tear-away snap workwear pants, constructed from vintage US mail bags from the 1930’s and 40’s... #youvegotmail
#repost @kaito 📷 ...full emotion. full circle. #fifthcollection for #444 ...the nuances of the collection are always revealed in time.
on the seventh day He rested... on the 7th day, i find my self still in my bag/in the studio; burning with new ideas to propose to the world... unlike Christ i need all 7th collections to tell the complete story with zero rest in between... Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God's creation of all things... instead of ‘does this piece or design fit into the overall story,’ does it fit in HIS story. “Fear of God on me, I got nothing but faith” 🇮🇹 #meek 📷 @henryruggeri
back in the lab... yes i brought my bag #seventhcollection 🇮🇹
last day in 🇮🇹
we love you @diamonddoesit1 ...💛💛💛... thank you for walking out this dream with us... #chicagoskyyellow ...and ye thank you for the “holy spirit” sweatshirt... (sorry i had to chop the sleeves but u know how i do) might seem trendy to some, but the spirit and message transcend the platform. God’s purpose is beyond our intent or what we are thinking in the now. i love that kanye put “holy spirit” on a sweatshirt. 🙏🏽 ...and by the way thank you to @nikechicago and the sky organization the graciousness, was phenomenal ☺️
thank you to all who came out to the sneaker stash earlier today @ the @chicagosky arena... i even saw the og @bunb was around... humbled by the love today. Gods grace is a gift we can’t comprehend and sometimes is pretty hard to bear... the love you showed has lifted me “higher” 💛 ...and allowed me to be more present and enjoy this moment with you 🏁 @vincedesantiago 📷
thank you to @nikechicago and the nike lab chicago re-creation center for having me fall thru today... we touched on the power of uncompromised ideas and solutions and directing your design communication from instinct and emotion not trends or a capitalistic framework... also i got to speak to and see the work of some promising artists. thank you 💛 @vincedesantiago 📷
✌🏽out from day two in the chi... 💛
from 2000 to the year 2003 this was my block... i would work 9 to 5 as a stock-boy at @diesel on walton and rush in chicago, and from 6 to 10 i was in grad school at @loyolachicago school of business working on my mba... after school i’d hit the library at the law school on pearson til late nights/and even early mornings... retail was my part time hustle and the mba was gonna help support a full time career in the front office of a major league club since watching my dad manage the sox i knew i wasn’t good enough to play in the league... anyhow, fast forward to now, i can’t believe my part-time has became my full-time and baseball has just become that, a pastime... i don’t use any of the stats, finance, strategy, accounting, etc. that i learned in getting my masters today... but i do use the hustle it taught me... i graduated in 2004 from here @loyolachicago (finishing in LA at marymount)... i’m so proud of that time because i was so lost then. my dad managing in the big leagues and i barely made it into grad school not even really knowing why i was there... but i hit each day head on. i hit the stock room hard in the day, and the books at night... my sister @angelamanueldavis always says “the way you do one thing, is the way you do all things”... i didn’t know what i was learning in the stock room at the time or how key (essential) that time would be to God’s destiny and intention in my life. what is your intent? how are you approaching the small things? the very thing you are looking beyond, may be the gift/platform that one day holds you up... love you windy. thanks for the hustle.
“in my heart is where you’ll always be, even tho you don’t mess with designers cause we always leave” ....good start to a nice weekend with @nikechicago 💛 #homecoming
blush mocs... considered for both men and women... #cozychic ☺️ ...hitting sometime this weekend
i grew up on kool-aid but in ‘97 when we moved to chicago and pops finally got a little money... mom moved us up to #crystallightlemonade 🍋 ...not sparkling water quite yet, but this aint kool-aid no more either... 😂... @essentials is kinda the same vibe... essential, not basic tho 🖤 7.19.19
weekend releases starting to get more and more complex...
the all bone skylon... dropping this weekend... extra og flat laces included in the box 😉 ...designed to go with anything in your closet.
i don’t know what ya’ll on #foreveryoung
“For every house is built by some man, but He that built all things is God.”
not letting this bumb knee rob me of my 4th of july joy... thanks tremaine for the shorts 🇺🇸
the #pikachus “lil baby voice” ...the “yes indeeds”